Ireland: Niamh Kavanagh to star in a pantomime

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Niamh Kavanagh, who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland in 1993 with In Your Eyes, will take to the stage again in December.

Niamh will be starring in a pantomime performance of the famous fairy tale Cinderella, which opens at Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre on Wednesday, 10th December 2014.

Niamh will be performing alongside the winner of a national talent search: the Irish Independent newspaper reports that producers are already on the hunt for a leading lady who can “shimmy and sing on stage”.

In Your Eyes, a powerful love song composed by Jimmy Walsh, won the Eurovision Song Contest of 1993, held at Millstreet, Ireland, with a total of 187 points.  The song, which went on to achieve double platinum selling status, was the second of Ireland’s three consecutive Eurovision victories in the early 1990s, in a decade where the country won the contest on four occasions.

Watch Niamh Kavanagh perform In Your Eyes below:

Niamh Kavanagh also represented Ireland at the Oslo hosted Eurovision Song Contest of 2010 with the gentle ballad It’s For You. The song qualified in ninth place from the second Semi Final of that year, finishing in 23rd place in the Grand Final with a total of 25 points.  Watch Niamh’s performance of It’s For You below:

Tickets for Cinderella are now on sale: check the Tivoli Theatre’s website at http://www.tivoli.ie/ for more information.

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